Saturday, March 24, 2012

Sexy Saturday Review: Lover Unleashed by J.R. Ward, Read by Jim Frangione

Lover Unleashed (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #9)

Title: Lover Unleashed
Author: J.R. Ward
Read By: Jim Frangione
Audible Audio Edition
Listening Length: 18 hours and 37 minutes 
Version: Unabridged
Publisher: Penguin Audio Release Date: March 29, 2011
Source: Library

Payne, twin sister of Vishous, is cut from the same dark, warrior cloth as her brother: A fighter by nature, and a maverick when it comes to the traditional role of Chosen females, there is no place for her on the Far Side… and no role for her on the front lines of the war, either.

When she suffers a paralyzing injury, human surgeon Dr. Manuel Manello is called in to treat her as only he can- and he soon gets sucked into her dangerous, secret world. Although he never before believed in things that go bump in the night- like vampires- he finds himself more than willing to be seduced by the powerful female who marks both his body and his soul.

As the two find so much more than an erotic connection, the human and vampire worlds collide … just as a centuries old score catches up with Payne and puts both her love and her life in deadly jeopardy. (Goodreads)


I actually listened to Lover Unleashed months ago but have been saving the review to closer to the release of the next book in the series. Well guess what?!?! The next book in the series, Lover Reborn, will be out March 27th!!! So lets get on with talking about Lover Unleashed.

I am a long time fan of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series but I have always read the books, this was my first time listening to one of the BDB book. I thought the narrator Jim Frangione did a great job of capturing the story and getting into the characters. But having said that I don’t know that I will be listening to any of the other BDB books. Why you ask…well I just had to be to gosh darn patient! If you are fans of the series then you know how it is when a new book comes out. You want to find a quiet place and be consumed by your BDB boys:) Am I right?!?!

I have never been a huge fan of  Manny but that changed in Lover Unleashed. I loved him and Payne together. It was just fun watching him stand up to V and interacting with Butch. I thought he took the BDB world in stride.

I have always liked Payne. Ever since she first came on the scene and helped Wrath through his blindness to become a better king I have wondered when she would get to come over the veil. I didn’t know if I would like Payne and Manny together because I have always thought of Payne as so strong but it really worked for me.

V broke my heart all over again with all that he was going through with his past. And dang if I did not fall completely in love with Butch all over again for being everything V needed him to be. I love those brothers!!!

There were new characters introduced in Lover Unleashed: The Band of Bastards. Will they they end up joining the brothers at some point? I didn’t know. I did get the feeling throughout this installment that it was setup for what was to come.

I have done my best to make this as non-spoilery as possible. If you are not into this series yet then go get you a copy of Dark Lover Find a quiet place to fall in love with the Brothers just like so many of my bookish friends have. This series is action packed, character driven and oh so HOT! 

Happy Reading,

Awesome! Reread worthy.

Recommended For
Adult: For scorching hot sex scenes, language, and violence.

Other Books in this Series
Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #1)Lover Eternal (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #2)Lover Awakened (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #3)Lover Revealed (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #4)
Lover Unbound (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #5)Lover Enshrined (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #6)Lover Avenged (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #7)Lover Mine (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #8)
Lover Reborn (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #10)
Out 3/27/2012
Click cover images to go to Goodreads page.

1 comment:

  1. I really like this series! I stopped reading it after a stunt that made me work through all 8 released books in a month, and because I wasn't too sure about Payne... But I think I need to get back to it soon.

    Thanks for the review!


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